Rustic Cabinet Doors

By Robert Robillard on Design

Rustic Looking Cabinet DoorsApplying the Frame and Panel Look

On traditional frame and panel doors the “styles” always run edge to edge on the sides and the “rails” fit between, and butt into the styles.

After square cutting one side of each strip I flushed the strip to the end of each rough sawn board and used a utility knife to mark the opposite end.

I made all the cuts on a miter saw, lightly eased the edges with a hand plane and then glued them to the rough sawn board with wood glue.   A few well-placed pin nails held the strips in place until I could apply clamps.

Once both of the “styles” were applied I followed the same method for squaring, marking and cutting the “rail” strips.

Rustic Looking Cabinet Doors“We’re Gonna Need More Clamps!”

This method of construction quickly eats up your supply of clamps, so make sure you have enough claps to do this before pouring the glue. Putting the glue back into the bottle is harder than getting it out!

To help with the shortage of clamps, I used strips of scrap pipe as “clamping cauls.” Cauls are used when clamping and gluing up project. Cauls provide better and more even pressure, beyond the reach of the clamps head. Cauls also allow you to reduce the number of clamps required on a glue up.

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